Release Date: December 20, 2010
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo's Gifted Math Program is accepting nominations of outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students submitted by schools and parents for its fall 2011 entering class.
A three-hour battery of tests, including the math section of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, will be administered in March to about 200 nominees to select students for the 60 available places in the new class.
The program, now in its 31st year, offers advanced mathematics courses, which replace mathematics classes in students' home schools and are designed to challenge students with high levels of ability. Students in grades seven to 10 study an enriched and accelerated mathematics program; 11th and 12th graders take university-level courses in calculus and linear algebra. They complete four semesters of university-level mathematics as part of the six-year program and may accumulate a total of 22 college credit hours.
Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays on the UB North Campus.
Informational meetings for the families of nominated students and others interested in the program will be held at UB in February.